Crochet can be many different things. When you think of crochet style, you might think retro and hippie or cozy and chic. Unfortunately, most people don’t automatically think of crochet as elegant. However, it can definitely be an elegant addition to your wardrobe. This elegant lace crochet fingerless gloves pattern is a great example of that. They’re vintage inspired, elbow length, and should make you feel special as soon as you put them on. Whether you wear them for a night on the town or as part of a costume, they’ll provide that added touch that takes your style to the next level.
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Easy, Elegant Crochet Accessories
The great thing about knowing how to knit or crochet is that you can easily whip yourself up one of a kind unique accessories and clothing. And you don’t have to know a ton of complicated techniques in order to make elegant accessories.
For example, fingerless gloves are essentially long rectangles. Since they don’t have fingers, you don’t have to know about shaping thumbs and fingers like you would with full-on mittens. So, you can make something sophisticated using basic crochet skills. The right yarn, stitches, and fit make it all perfect. Impress others and impress yourself.
These gloves are designed to be not-quite-elbow length. They’re long which makes them really chic. You could make them even longer – at or above the elbow – if you wanted to create even more of a statement when wearing them.
Choosing the Right Yarn
When you make something elegant like these lace crochet fingerless gloves, you want to choose the right yarn. You want something a little bit special. I originally designed these to use Fino from Alpaca With a Twist, which was an alpaca silk blend lace weight yarn . Unfortunately, that yarn’s since been discontinued. However, here are some good alternatives to check out:
- Aloft Super Kid Mohair. This is a lace weight yarn that’s a blend of super soft mohair and silk. This makes it somewhat similar to the yarn I originally chose for the project, although a bit “furrier” because of the mohair.
- Gloss Lace. This lace weight yarn is a merino wool and silk blend. This is even closer to the original fiber content I chose for the project. It comes in luscious rich colors.
- Luminance Lace. This is a 100% mulberry silk yarn. It’s so soft to the touch. It’s enjoyable to craft with and feels super elegant to wear. It also comes in handpainted colors if you want something truly special.
Get The Pattern
The pattern for these lace crochet fingerless gloves is linked on Ravelry.
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